We specialize in Silver based Marans and Gold Crele Legbars! Current possible colors in Marans are Black Silver, Blue Silver, Recessive White, and Splash(silver based)
This Marans flock has been locally bred in Montana for 7 years from two lines, Rodney Reeves and Greenfire. Parent flock free ranges when possible. We also have Golden Crele and Cream Legbars, from AB lines!
JL bar has been a working family brand in Central Montana for over 100 years at our family homestead near Flatwillow. JL bar farms seeks to carry on that tradition into the future, with a convenient location near Billings!
Pretty Girl is a Red Bronze hen and Junegrass is a Sweetgrass yearling hen. Together they hatched 14 poults! Turkeys will sometimes co-parent nests. Two weeks later, Junegrass decided she didn't want to really be involved in parenting and Pretty Girl took over most duties. She has continued on and it is very impressive that so far she has not lost any poults even six weeks later!
Breeding birds are now free ranging for summer break. I can re-pen them if interested.
Hatching eggs are 40$ per dozen.
Hatching done for 2021! Mostly black silver, some blue silver. Rare whites or splash.
Select Marans, legbar, and heritage turkeys
available, limited number!
6-12 weeks old
(surprise! hen) Hatching now!
Sweetgrass, mottled blues, palms, blacks, unexpected colors!
15$ each unsexed
Hatching done for 2021!
There are available a few pullets Ready To Lay! These girls are 14-20 weeks old and ready to make eggs for you! 35$ each
The history of the JLbar brand goes back over 100 years ago to a small ranch in Petroleum County in Montana. Still in use today, the JLbar is a right side 2 part cattle brand used by my parents, established by my great great great grandfather.
Although the current farm near Billings has been in the family since 1989, we are seeking to build something more than just the townhouse location of the ranch. The current goal is for a modest business to allow for the care of three children and a disabled husband while still being at home utilizing a love of poultry breeding to start. Goals for future expansion could include beef, jams, expanding the orchard, or even goats or sheep! We want to bring something to the table in Yellowstone county.
As one of only a handful of registered NPIP flocks in the state of Montana, we can offer you locally bred eggs and hatched chicks that are healthy and able to cross state lines legally. These birds get blood tested yearly by a veterinarian and are visited regularly, and are part of the state NPIP registry. If you are looking to stay local, this is where to get beautiful purebred heritage poultry!